This post is in response to what Impz wrote on “what makes an anime critic” after lol’ing with JPmeyer and having discussions in a Tea Shop about ANN’s hating. I’m talking here not just about anime critics, but all the critics of modern entertainment in general.
Critics, I hate them. People who are paid for opinions that no one will ever fully agree with. What is the point then, in flaunting your “knowledgeable” authority and analysis on a subject when all it eventually boils down to is your own (the critic’s) point of view?
It is simply not possible for someone to be objective anymore. That word inherently is complete bullshit when it comes to humans. Unless an alien is reviewing something, no opinion is objective. That, or you have no heart. Which therefore means you are Keanu Reeves. And you will suck.
Take for example the Giant Bomb’s review of MK vs DC. They are the only one in the entire universe who gave this (mediocre at best) game a perfect score. That “review” from Jeff was his own opinion. A fan of Mortal Combat who appreciated the gameplay and the crossover, and more than anything, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thus the 10/10. Btw, I hate the game, but that’s not the point.
My point is, these so called “critics” need stop the farce of being objective. Just give out your opinion. That’s all what it really is. If I want to buy a new game or watch a new anime, I ask around for what other people think. Based on their views and and my own anticipation for that title I will go ahead and buy it, or not, as the case maybe.
And isn’t that what we all really do at the end of the day? Hear what others have to say about the goods/ services we’re interested in, then come up with an informed decision of our own of whether we will spend time and money on it?